Gastric bypass surgery at Spire Elland Hospital

Inclusive treatment and care from £11,185

At Spire Elland Hospital, our highly skilled consultants and expert aftercare team offer gastric bypass surgery to help you lose weight if severe obesity is affecting your health.

During a gastric bypass, your surgeon will reduce the size of your stomach and connect it to the lower part of your small intestine, restricting the calories you can eat and absorb.

Sometimes also called

  • Roux-en-Y bypass

At a glance

  • Typical hospital stay
    2-5 days

  • Procedure duration
    1-3 hours

  • Type of anaesthetic
    General

  • Available to self-pay?
    Yes

  • Covered by health insurance?
    Some insurers, by exception

Why Spire?

  • Fast access to diagnostic tests and scans
  • Specialist in a wide range of treatments
  • Clear, simple pricing and flexible payment options
  • Rated 'Good' by the Care Quality Commission

Gastric bypass surgery: what to expect at Spire Elland

Spire Elland is a long-established private hospital providing care to our patients across Halifax and the surrounding Yorkshire areas. We have a choice of bariatric surgeons (consultants specialising in weight loss surgery) who perform gastric bypass surgery to help you lose weight when diet and exercise haven’t worked. Your consultant will work alongside our dietitians and psychologists to ensure you get the right treatment and aftercare.

A dietitian will give you monthly support and is available on the phone if you have any questions between appointments.

How much does Gastric bypass surgery cost at Spire Elland Hospital

A gastric bypass procedure is available from £11,185.

It's a common operation to have done privately, and our inclusive prices and access to payment plans make it easy and more affordable, even if you don’t have medical insurance.

You can trust Spire Elland Hospital to provide you with a single, fixed price1 so there are no surprises. Finance options are available through our chosen partner2.

1Important: Please read Spire Healthcare's terms and conditions for full details of what’s included and excluded in your fixed price* when paying for yourself. 2 Spire Healthcare Limited is acting as a credit broker to Zebra Health Finance Limited. Company No. 09406708. Registered at 1 Worsley Court, High Street, Worsley, Manchester, M28 3NJ. www.zebrahealthfinance.com Zebra Health Finance Limited is a appointed representative of Chrysalis Finance Limited and Shawbrook Bank Limited is the lender. Spire Healthcare Ltd does not receive payment for arranging credit. All parties named here are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Credit acceptance is subject to application and status. Terms and conditions apply.

Preparing for gastric bypass surgery at Spire Elland

Getting here

Spire Elland Hospital is situated just two minutes’ drive from the M62 motorway. Public transport options are available. There’s free parking on-site for you and your visitors.

Your consultations

Your first appointment will take place in one of our 13 consulting rooms. Your consultant will discuss your medical history with you and explain your different options. There’ll be plenty of time to ask any questions. You’ll be able to talk about:

  • What surgery involves – they may recommend gastric sleeve surgery to begin with
  • What’s included in your treatment costs
  • Your anaesthetic and how it might affect you
  • Any potential complications and risks of surgery
  • What’s involved in your recovery, including your aftercare plan which includes changes to your diet and lifestyle

If you decide you’d like to go ahead with a gastric bypass, you’ll meet an anaesthetist and a psychologist so they can further assess if surgery is right for you. You'll also need to have a pre-operative assessment which may include:

  • An electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Blood tests
  • Endoscopy

Gastric bypass surgery: your procedure

Your gastric bypass surgery takes one to three hours, but you’ll stay in hospital for between two to five days afterwards. You’ll have a comfortable, private room with all the comforts and conveniences you’d expect to find at home, including:

  • TV/radio
  • En-suite
  • Window
  • Armchair
  • Wardrobe

On the day of your operation, there’ll be a chance to meet your anaesthetist and the surgical team. You’ll have a general anaesthetic for the operation, which involves your surgeon reducing the size of your stomach and connecting it to the lower part of your small intestine.

If you’ve come with a friend or family member, they’re welcome to wait in your private room while you have your operation.

Your aftercare and recovery

After surgery, our nursing team will care for you and ensure you have adequate medication to help you deal with any discomfort from surgery.

Once you leave hospital, we’ll have follow-up appointments with you one month, three months and six months after your operation to check your recovery and progress. A dietitian will provide monthly support and is available over the phone should you need any advice or help outside of consultations.

Although everyone’s different, here’s a typical recovery guide for gastric bypass surgery:

Treatment and recovery timeline

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2-5 days

Leave hospital

4-6 weeks

Follow a controlled, monitored diet

4-6 weeks

Back to most activities & some weight loss

3-6 months

Less symptoms of rapid weight loss

2 years

Most weight loss will have happened

The treatment described on this page may be adapted to meet your individual needs, so it's important to follow your healthcare professional's advice and raise any questions that you may have with them.

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